TIAGo robot multitasking at the IROS Mobile Manipulation Hackathon

By |2020-04-22T14:40:10+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories, Research|

One TIAGo robot, six teams, and 24 hours: the IROS 2018 Mobile Manipulation Hackathon (MMH) was exciting and challenging at the same time, and gathered a lot of attention! Every afternoon two of the six selected teams showed all they could program into the TIAGo robot in record time. The results are impressive: TIAGo robot [...]

An extraordinary IROS 2018: Highlights on the major Conference in robotics

By |2020-04-22T14:40:44+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories, Events|

A record-breaking IROS 2018 just took place in Madrid! Over 4,000 attendees participated in the conference, explored the exhibition, enjoyed the social events, and challenged themselves during multiple competitions. As Platinum Sponsors, at PAL Robotics we traveled with 19 robots to take part in several activities, including a TIAGo flamenco dance during the Banquet! Did [...]

Creating the first benchmarking for humanoids: EUROBENCH seeks for partners!

By |2020-04-22T14:41:14+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories, Research|

Benchmarking is a key instrument to accelerate the process of turning prototypes into products. Now that robotics is rapidly gaining relevance, the sector needs the development of a benchmarking with greater reason. We are partners of EUROBENCH, the first project with the mission of creating the first consolidated benchmarking procedure in robotics worldwide, specifically in [...]

How TIAGo robot benefits from Deep Learning

By |2020-04-22T14:41:48+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories, Research|

The combination of robotics and Deep Learning can lead robots to be more intelligent than ever before. A flurry of research is helping robots understand their surroundings and make decisions on their own. The UPC student Sai Kishor Kothakota, who is doing his Master in Automatic Control and Robotics, is doing an internship at PAL [...]

Automatica 2018: Four areas where “cobots” fit in Industry

By |2020-04-22T14:42:05+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories, Events|

Automatica 2018, the fair where Industry 4.0 takes shape, seems to have clear that the “Factory of the Future” involves collaborative robotics. The so-called “cobots” are based on the fact that they share the same workspace as operators - meaning, they can work safely around (and also with) people, without needing any cage or partition [...]

ICRA 2018, Robotics and Automation landing in Australia!

By |2020-04-22T14:42:19+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories, Events|

We are heading off to the southern hemisphere to attend one of the most important conferences in robotics, once again: ICRA 2018 awaits next week in Brisbane, Australia! Robotics and Automation are certainly gaining a lot of importance due to the innovative applications that they can introduce in many diverse sectors. That is why we [...]

Calling for (robotic) help: Human-robot cooperation to transport goods

By |2020-04-22T14:42:45+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories, Research|

Human-Robot collaboration is being pushed ahead by Co4Robots! The EU Project has successfully achieved the first Milestone, which consists of a human and a TIAGo robot working together to move goods from one place to another in cooperation. Remember that Co4Robots’ purpose is to create a multi-robot system that is able to interconnect and control [...]

PAL Robotics upgrades to ROS Kinetic!

By |2020-04-22T14:43:00+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories, News, Research|

All of our robots at PAL Robotics have been upgraded to ROS Kinetic Kame, the latest LTS Release from OSRF! This means we have also switched them to the Ubuntu 16.04 version. ROS Kinetic Kame is used by over 85% of the latest ROS1 Survey respondents - a survey with very interesting results, by the [...]

Competing at ERL: an interview with HOMER Team

By |2020-04-22T14:43:11+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories, Events|

Making robots help at home. This is the “magic” that teams competing in the Service Robots category of the European Robotics League (ERL) turn into reality in each tournament. Robotics competitions like ERL or RoboCup@Home are one of the ways in which researchers are driven to develop applications that transform how people live at home. [...]